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My 97 Z4C project...A Work in Progress

Old 06-13-2013, 12:20 PM
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Figured I would take the time to give an update of my SLOW progress! Between getting settled into our new home, trying to take care of my family, and work, I have not got a lot done. I hope to be able to go ***** to the wall this month, but already 13 days gone, time will tell but I am finally done with most of the work around the house so here we go.

I was "only" going to drop the fuel tank to get remainder of old fuel out as I didn't want bad fuel or junk getting into new fuel lines, cleaned & bench flowed injectors! Little did I know my OCD and rust would cause me to completely want to redo the underneath in it's entirety! Besides some sanding on underneath of car have been battling for literally weeks on front lower A arms and getting rear rusted bolts out! Finally got drivers side and still working on pass side. What a royal pain in the A$$! Got a poly kit for front end a arms. It will be worth it but damn I sure dont wanna screw with this again...damn! More to come hope fully soon!

Fuel tank sanded...
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To this POR-15 and top coated chassis coat black...
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Dropped rear end and left driveshaft attached as no leaking seals and the 1350 U joints are perfect so why mess with it, and I can isntall just as easy with it attached. Completely sanded and Coated with POR-15...
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Finally painted with chassis coat black and sterling silver on driveshaft. Gonna replace the chrome cover with a Moser aluminum girdle cover soon...
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Finally got around to POR-15 Chevy Orange on new rear calipers as well..
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New GM front bumper cover. Old one was busted up underneath and stripes pealing. Decided gonna completely apply new stripes across car as they are flaking bad here and there...
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Finally mounted the Nitto 555's on wheels. 275/40 ZR17s on 9.5" front wheels...
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315/35 ZR1s on 11" rear wheels
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Old 08-24-2013, 07:45 PM
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Keep up the work man looks great...i too plan to do something of the same with my 93lt1
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Old 09-18-2013, 05:37 PM
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As always want to thank ALL who have replied and given me encouragement! For me this IS a slow process due to nature of the way I work and my issues with being **** in doing this.

A few pics to update as to where I am at now. Still haven't started her up yet as I got sidetracked into completely redoing the entire underneath of the car before I can put it all back together! Only thing I have done is turn the crank over by hand. Only things I still need to order are Lowering springs, new carpet, stainless brake hard lines, Stainless exhaust (decided to go true duals with X pipe and bullets to the CME) and other than some new bolts here and there, and few odds and ends I already have everything ready to go. Interior is completely out now as well. So slow but sure.

I decided to completely sand the entire underbody, prime with POR-15 and completely paint it with POR-15s Whitecoat. Other than a few places to touch up where I have already painted, all that is left is the rear wheel wells, top from above the driveshaft tunnel to the rear bumper area. This are still need to be finished sanding and primed/painted. I hope that my efforts are worthwhile in the end. It takes some time to do this right but should last a long time as well. Of course car will not see weather either and is garaged so should be easy to maintain. I have also decided that once done I am going to repaint the car and reapply new decals and clearcoat over them so they wont peel in the future as well. So here we go...

Powdercoated Upper Control Arms
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Powdercoated Lower Control Arms
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Spohn LCA Relocation Brackets Powdercoated
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View of Underbody after completely sanded with a coat of Black POR-15 Applied. POR-15 Whitecoat being applied around edges. You can see where I left off.
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View of Underbody after completely coating over POR-15 with Whitecoat. Still some places to touch up but you get the idea as to what i am trying to do now.
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View of Drivers side rear
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View of the driveshaft tunnel
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View of trans tunnel area. new rear tailshaft seal to go in as well. Zip lock bag works good to catch trans fluid in jacking it up and down. Soon as I can get four new bolt will remount powdercoated trans crossmember and get rid of that dang jack that has been in my way for a few weeks now lol!
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View of Passenger Side Underbody
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Drivers Side LCA/frame rear area
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Old 09-18-2013, 10:00 PM
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Wow you really went all the way with this one I hope you're able to keep it up and get it finished it looks really good so far.
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:23 PM
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Oh I am def gonna see this through! I am beginning to see light at the end of that proverbial tunnel!
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you will love the look of zr1 rims on it. here is my 97 with 17x9.5 and 17x11 mine are not deep dish though.

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you will love the look of zr1 rims on it. here is my 97 with 17x9.5 and 17x11 mine are not deep dish though
Yea I absolutely love ZR1s!
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Looks great, I really like the attention to detail, even if its slowing you down...

X2 on ZR1's (Im partial though)


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Old 10-09-2013, 12:13 AM
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Your project is great and the modification you done on your car are also looking awesome. The engine is looking many times better now then before and rims are also prefect match with the car.
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Your project is great and the modification you done on your car are also looking awesome. The engine is looking many times better now then before and rims are also prefect match with the car.
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I notice from your IP address that you are from Pakistan. Are there many Camaros there?
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Old 10-12-2013, 10:39 AM
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Your project is great and the modification you done on your car are also looking awesome. The engine is looking many times better now then before and rims are also prefect match with the car.
Thanks! It's a slow progress but I will make it by spring time!
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Looks great, I really like the attention to detail, even if its slowing you down...

X2 on ZR1's (Im partial though)


Thanks! I try to be detailed oriented. Slow but sure is what I keep telling my Wife lol!
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Old 11-05-2013, 03:40 PM
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FINALLY installed black powdercoated Trans crossmember and got that dang jack out of my way! Also, installed a new tailshaft seal, and a new O-ring in the speed sensor prior to remounting the trans.
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Another view from side. Installed the powdercoated heat shield as well. Felt good to reinstall something versus the months and months of removing parts upon parts upon parts! I have just about everything on shelf awaiting to go back on...Soon! Plan on once she is back in working/running order again to replace trans pan with a chrome one as well.
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At present sanding underneath from rear fender wells to the rear of the car (pics to follow in a few days). Majority is sanded now just need to finish the nooks and crannies...ugh! Just be glad when I finish sanding/priming/painting to begin putting her back together again!. I want to get her where I can start her up, then worry about getting the rest of her together. So priorities are finish sand/prime/paint. Then install fuel tank and lines. Install the radiator and AC condensor, fill radiator, install PCM, fire her up! Then install rear end/driveshaft, front end steering/suspension components, get her back on wheels and off jack stands. Then finish off interior. Then take and have alignment done (trailered of course). Take to shop to have stainless true duals with X pipe to Sweet Thunder Bullet mufflers to the CME exhaust tips. Then take and have stripes removed, repainted, new strip kit applied and then clearcoated. Won't have to worry about stripes peeling again! Then finally, take to Cincy Speed in Cincinnati, Ohio and have dyno tuned. So there is the plan...I'll be glad just to get her done by end of April...that is my goal and I plan to make it!

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Just read through all of this for the first time. Amazing! Can't wait to see your next update.
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Just read through all of this for the first time. Amazing! Can't wait to see your next update.
Appreciate it! Don't know about amazing though lol. It's definitely a labor of love though.
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